While Little Rock doesn’t have the kind of winter weather seen further north, it can still get cold and uncomfortable. Having the right kind of heating and insulation is vital to staying comfortable.
However, keeping the heat going at the level you need can be expensive and use a lot of energy. Fortunately, there are a lot of steps you can take to find additional energy savings.
Here are four ways to save!
Take Advantage of the Sun
Little Rock gets an average of 217 sunny days per year, which is higher than the national average. This means that even in the winter you can take advantage of the sun to warm your home.
Open curtains on south-facing windows during the day and allow the sun to help keep your furnace from running so often. When the sun goes down, close your shades to hold in the heat as long as possible.
When you use the sun in conjunction with your normal heating system and insulation, you’ll have energy savings that will keep your more comfortable at home and in your wallet.
Get Your Insulation Checked
All the heat in the world won’t keep you cozy if your insulation is poor. All that heat is simply escaping through your walls, causing you to pay more while being chilly in your own home!
If you’re tired of paying too much while drafts invade your house, have an insulation specialist check your home’s walls, attic, and crawlspace. You may be surprised to find that with a small investment in improved insulation, you could save hundreds of dollars a year while staying warm.
Having a professional review your energy profile can help you find a lot of savings you hadn’t previously considered.
Adjust Your Thermostat at Night & When You’re Away
Why pay extra for energy when you’re not there to enjoy it?
You don’t have to turn your heat way down, but you can save 10% a year just by turning the temperature down 10 or 15 degrees for eight hours. You can invest in warm sheets or a heavy blanket to keep you warm or night, or simply turn your thermostat down while you’re away at work.
If you do both, you can double your savings. There’s no reason not to take advantage of energy savings that don’t impact your comfort at home!
Maintain Your Furnace
Our final tip for energy savings is to make sure your furnace is in great working order before the cold season each year. You can have it inspected and then perform needed repairs before the temperature drops.
You can also get an energy-star rated furnace, which can save you hundreds of dollars in energy costs over the lifetime of your unit.
Get the Energy Savings You Need Today!
The number one reason people pay too much for energy isn’t because they are picky and want the home extra warm. It’s simply because their insulation is not up to par and all their heat is escaping the home.
If you want to get energy savings, the biggest difference you can make is to check your insulation. Let us help you find the product you need – contact us today for an insulation inspection!